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of paris today. france's president is pushing a plan to legalize same-sex marriage and adoptions. ♪ ♪ mama mia >> stephen: just to be clear, in france the people with the pink signs dancing to abba are the anti-gay protesters. [ laughter ] [cheers and applause] when it comes to the sanctity of marriage, it turns out the french are just like us! they know that it's adam and eve not adam and yves. [ laughter ] the french know that god ordained marriage to be between one man and one woman and that man's mistress, who is also the woman's mistress. [ laughter ] but it'sy tasteful. [ laughter ] but it's not just their opposition to gay on terror. jim? >> in li, france stepped up military moves to stop islamic fighters tied to al qaeda. >> france this week dispatched 2500 troops and commenced air strikes. >> the u.s. is very pleased that france is doing this, i think to a degree surprised. >> stephen: mais oui, to a degree surprised the us is. [ laughter ] up until now, the only thing that got the french angry enough to fight was serving a bordelaise sauce with fish. [ laughter ] france is puttin
treated as an unfortunate tragedy here in france but it has the potential to become serious. french hostages are also being held in mali by al qaeda in the area. the botched mission together with the situation in mali makes their future look very bleak indade -- indeed. >> the french president spoke about the hoft situation about an hour ago. >> i have taken some days ago an action intend to carry out an action to free one of our agents held for more than three and a half years in terrible conditions. this operation was not successful in spite of the sacrifice of two of our soldiers and no doubt the assassination of our hostage. >> let's get the latest live from the capital. originally, rory, the french government was saying it wasn't going to put troops in. what changed things? >> well, lauren, you are right. as recently as i think two months ago, in october and november of 2012 francois hollande was saying yes, he could consider sending troops into mali but they would be just for training and logistics. but the request mali put out this week specifically to france for military ass
dw in berlin. >> here's what's coming up in the next hour. click germany and france pledging a deeper union as they celebrate 50 years of friendship. >> israel going to the polls expecting to see benjamin netanyahu reelected. what's interesting a contentious talks on financial transactions. -- instituting a tax on financial transactions. >> we start with a celebration of a key strategic alliance between europe's two great economies, france and germany. they have been friends for 50 years. >> after centuries of conflict, they culminated in two world wars. speaking at a news conference in berlin, german chancellor angela merkel and french president francois hollande talking about that. >> they promised to unveil proposals in the coming months and it is a big step forward dr. became to power pledging to reverse the plans that merkel had championed. >> it is the first time these bundestag has had a full parliament from another country here. the french president, hollande, recalled the original spirit leading to the historic relationship. >> young people are not only our future but also th
>> >> france sends an more backup as somalia airstrike center if the day. hello, your watching live from our headquarters. also ahead, a cleric in pakistan is given just hours to dissolve parliament. the government targets one of the strongest. understanding the often misunderstood, companies focusing on special talents of those living with gaspers syndrome. france is sending more military personnel, 550 troops on the ground and the flow is speeding up as the intervention intensifies. >> they will not allow them to fall, they wanted to be a quick operation. these transport carriers have been loaded with heavy and sophisticated equipment. they could not prevent the capture, and the government controls on garrison towns. the group that took the area says it is still willing to negotiate. >> we spoke to the mediator telling them we are willing to reach a peaceful solution. the government has nothing to do with what is going on right now. >> france is now on the ground as well as the air. some of the troops will remain, protecting them while others will have further north. one of the la
strongholds have had little effect with the rebels seizing the central town of diabaly. >> france has poured hundreds of troops into the town. the leader has promised reprises attacks against leaders in mali, africa, and europe. >> france's and intervention in mali is raising questions -- france's sudden intervention in diabaly is raising questions. -- in mali is raising questions. >> how can we help our french neighbor and friend with logistical, political, humanitarian, or medical assistance? >> the french are trying to shore up mali's embattled armed forces, which have been in disarray since last year's coup. the rebels imposed sharia law and are suspected of links to the bolkiah -- to al qaeda. german opposition parties are calling for better coordination within the european union. >> when we say that what france has started is a step in the right direction, that does not mean we will just jump in. it must mean that we way what makes sense and what contribution germany could actually make. >> the french soldiers expect to be joined by soldiers from neighboring west african countries. bri
will last as long as needed. last friday france invoked united nations security council resolutions and then intervened in the civil war raging in the north african country of mali. the u.n. resolutions call for quote, unquote rapid deployment of foreign troops and was passed after islamist rebels in the country's northern sector launched a military assault on southern mali in a bid to take over the country. the rebel forces include al qaeda and the islamist abbreviated to aqim. it established itself in mali following the overthrow of moammar qaddafi, libya's strong man. aqim has established strict islamist law in northern mali and destroyed dozens of aish went movings -- ancient mosques and tombs. the united nations has declared it a culture heritage site. the french president asked the u.s. to help france's military in using manpower and drones. >> question, what's at stake for the u.s. in mali? >> clearly, we and the rest of the world don't really want the al qaeda affiliate to establish its roots there. the government is weak. it's not a democratic government. and so defense sec
. very good to have you with us. here's what is coming up in the next half hour. france -- why a church cannot be turned into a mosque. czech republic -- how german electricity is blocking the grid. and austria -- meet this billionaire, the new man in politics. france has the largest muslim community in all of europe. every 12 person in france is a follower of islam today, and the numbers are growing. more people are currently reading the koran than the bible. the number of christians in europe has been rapidly declining. the protestant church says today it attracts fewer and fewer people, resulting in an empty church pews in many places, but what do you do when a church building is no longer needed? do you tear it down or give it a new purpose? some disused churches becomes hotels or restaurants, but there are limits to the new uses that church authorities are willing to accept. in germany, for instance, representatives of the catholic and protestant churches have officially recommended not to turn churches into mosques. one village in france has discovered that this can certainly be a
. >> those in france to directly link this to what is going on in mali. it sounds like you think that link should not a sisterly be there. >> it is bound to be, just as the group has claimed it has taken action to punish audra -- are algeria for france. but in the context of this era and in a struggle that goes on there, it is part of a long 700 -- on a longstanding pattern going back to 1983 when they took 33 hostages. >> the immediate challenge for western governments, and of course, the of year in government, is to house -- is how to get this and it. what interventions are being made? >> last night, the signs were that this was over. the military component was in the search phase. but today, the fines are that there may still be some hostage- takers on the site. it is not clear where and whether they of hostages still. but there are signs that the military operation has been ongoing there has been a lot of confusion about how many hostages might have died and might still be missing. -- and how many might still be missing. >> no real information coming out, but david cameron made it quit
enhancing druth. it cost armstrong his 7 tour de france titles and got him banned for life for the events. his lawyer said he has no knowledge of his client considering a confession . >> hugo chavez is struggling to recover from cancer surge row and his vice-president may postpone the inaugusteration for the thir term. he's receivering from cancer surgery and a serious lung infection . back to forbes on fox. leaving high tax france to flat tax rush yampt offering french actor russian citizenship since the actor is planning to leave his homeland for a tax friendly country. you say america has to learn from russia before rich people run away. >> russia threw out the tax system and put in a flat tax. revenues doubled and economy started to boom. it would be like the productive work and success . there is a lobbyist . i said many times. i don't have an allergic reaction to the flat tax especially into proposed by the god father of the flat tax with certain adjustments for lower income. we have a page tax code that is corrupted and perverted. >> by president obama you mean. >> no, no, no. >> y
kidnapped an unconfirmed number of workers on wednesday. the governments of japan, france, and norway have said their citizens were among the captives. the militants demanded that france end its military campaign in neighboring mai. theyhreatened to leave the country and take the hostages with them so the security forces moved in. a number of hostages and militants were killed during the operation. >> translator: the algerian authorities informed me about the developments of the situation on a regular basis. i don't have enough information yet to evaluate it. >> japan's chief cabinet secretary says government officials have been in contact with managers at a japanese engineers firm. employees of jgc corporation work at the plant. they confirm the safety of three japanese nationals. there's conflicting information on 14 others. >>> fear fighting prompted an emergency meeting on thursday in mali. eu foreign ministers med and agreed to speed up preparations for a mission deployment in mali. the armed forces of france launched a military intervention. extremists are already in control of the n
and others from britain, ireland, canada, japan and france. reportedly leading the attack, former al qaeda commander, mokhtar belmokhtar, who always before promised retaliation for france's military action in neighboring mali. for days, french fighter jets have pounded islamic militants in mali with american drones providing intelligence. france has also sent hundreds of troops with hundreds more on the way. they will be joined by troops from neighboring african countries. the militants have warned that france's intervention here will come at a very high price. they say that by landing here, they have opened the gates of hell, a warning perhaps not only to france, but to all western interests here in africa. the militants already control northern mali, an area the size of france itself. france wants to stop them from taking the rest of the country. and creating a base for terrorist attacks against the west. and brian, the military action here in mali, the french, the u.s. and others, has triggered the hostage situation in algeria. algerian forces have reportedly surrounded the facility whe
are workers from norway, france, and britain. >> events at the remote gas plant unfolded rapidly with conflicting reports about the number of hostages who escaped before the algerian military launched an air strike. the regional news agency said the operation resulted in many >> the situation there is confusing. i am in constant contact with algerian officials to find the best way out of this. i will not say precisely how many french people could be in captivity. what counts is allowing the algerians to free them. >> in an interview, and employees spoke about how the drama began on wednesday. he said, "they attacked the sites simultaneously come storming in, and once it was daylight, they gathered us all." the commando is led by an algerian extremists, seen here in an older video message. he wants to end the french intervention in malki which has whichmal -- mali which has you in backing. the extremist group al qaeda in the islamic margaret, which says it carried out the attack, is viewed as extremely dangerous. >> they are a threat. they are a threat to our country. they are a t
mali, and now france is waging a military campaign to drive them out. >> george: and cuba loose ns it's grip. they're opening doors for freedom to travel and freedom to worship. >> george: a european court issues landmark rulings on religious freedom. hello, everyone, i'm george thomas. >> wendy: and i'm wendy griffith. >> george: this week, european's highest court issued a mixed bag of rulings of how christians can live out their faith in the workplace. >> reporter: the european court of human rights has ruled that the u.k. had failed to protect the freedom of a british airways worker to wear her cross to work, but they rejected the case of christian nurse shirley jackson, who was refused the right to wear her cross for health and safety reasons. british prime minister david cameron says he was delighted that they approved the wearing of religious symbols. >> the chaplain, who's case is being supported, says she is very disappointed that her religious principles weren't being upheld. >> i feel very saddened that my views are not considered as worthy as others'. that my right to mani
sending in peacekeepers, which france says it would back. eu foreign ministers have been talking about the conflict, agreeing that african troops should take over from the french asap. >> here's more on the story beginning with germany's involvement. >> german aircraft could soon be used to support french intervention in mali, providing mid-air refueling to french planes as they go to combat zones. the proposed increase in german military involvement has been welcomed by lawmakers from the governing coalition. >> it is about making more support available to our french partners. to help make sure that mali does not turn into a breeding ground for international terrorists. >> germany has already provided two military transport planes to help transport african union troops with a third ready if needed, but further help will require approval from parliament. the green party do not see it as a simple yes vote. >> the crucial thing about this military involvement is that it must lead to a political process because the military cannot solve the problem. >> parliament must also approve a plann
into a war we wouldn't have otherwise within involved in. oh, and also incidentally, our ally france just invaded mali, and we're helping in some ways. times like we need help sorting out what is going on in the world. joining us is foreign chief correspondent richard engel. richard, thanks for being here. >> bullpucky? >> bullpucky. >> twice. i can see your teleprompter and you actually wrote bullpucky. i wasn't sure that was a real word. on a much more serious note. >> what do you make of this report from josh? it's very scary, and also for me reminds me of a lot of stuff i've heard before. >> i had heard this report from syrian rebels while i was inside syria, because at the time i was asking them did they think that the regime would use chemical weapons. they said of course the regime already has used chemical weapons, and they referred to an incident specifically in homs in december around christmas time, december 23rd. and i was listening to activists tell me about it. and it seemed not convincing, frankly. they said there had been some gas released in homs, potentially fired from t
of denialses lies and cheating, seven-time tour de france winner, olympic bronze medalist and cancer survivor lance armstrong told oprah winfrey the truth. >> did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> yes or no. was one of those banned substances epo? >> yes. >> did you ever blood dope or use blood transfusions to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> did you ever use any other banned substances like testosterone, cortisone or human growth hormone? >> yes. >> yes or no, in all seven of your tour de france victories, did you ever take banned substances or blood dope? >> yes. >> in your opinion, was it humanly possible to win the tour de france without doping? seven times in a row. >> not in my opinion. >> for months, even longer, armstrong has been feeling the effects of the latest and biggest u.s. anti-doping investigation. this one found him guilty of using illicit drugs throughout his cycling career. now his tour de france titles were stripped by the international cycling union back in october and was banned for life from competition. he lost
that have held much of the country's north since march -- an area larger than afghanistan. france crowley has 750 troops in mali, but that number is expected to soon triple. on monday, the and security council expressed support for french intervention in the former colony which reportedly came at the request of miley's government. this is the french u.n. ambassador. >> i think on wednesday or thursday, the terrorist armed groups have launched an offensive, have taken the city of konna. but this one moment, there were able to take bamako. we decided what was at stake was the existence of the state of mali and beyond mali was the stability of all west africa. so it is with determination, but also with reluctancere that we have decided that we had no other choice but to launch this military intervention. again, we conducted as long as it will be necessary. >> the u.s. has backed france. the l.a. times reports the obama administration is preparing to ferry hundreds of additional french troops to mali. in addition, u.s. officials said they're making plans to send drones or other surveillance a
or lori? >> hard to say. rob, this is for them who say they need to follow france's example. i was surprised in the green room you say you agree with him. >> that's not true. as i think you recall, i just got back from france at 4:00 this afternoon i landed from france. that's why i am groggy. usually greg hooks me up with aderol to get through the afternoon. you can't look at what is happening as far as gay men and women in the past 20 years and not think things are getting better. gay marriage is the law in france and a lot of the states and a lot more states in the next five or 10 years. that's a good thing. that's because of the visibility. with visibility comes a little more stuff happening. there are many more people in the world that can broadcast their opinions, and unfortunately a lot of those people are [bleep]. no disrespect. >> i just tbot back from eating french fries. two can play at that game. >> i actually don't think the downside of letting these people air their bigotry matches the downside of sensorship. >> but i will play devil's advocate here. the french mi
what you you can expect for the work week. carolyn. >> looking forward to that. thank you, frances. breaking news this morning, the national hockey league and the players union have reached a tentist agreement to -- tentative agreement to end the lockout. if approved the league to salvage a 48-game season which would begin january 19th. league and union reps met last night in midtown manhattan to iron out pension and revenue issues. once gone, good news for sharks fans and downtown san jose businesses, the nhl and players union have reached a tentative deal to end the lockout. >>> milbrae police are investigating the shooting of a teenager near cupertino high school. police say a 16-year-old girl was shot last night. kira klapper joins us live from the scene. i know the details are still pretty sketchy right now? >> that's exactly right, carolyn. good morning to you. just within the last 30 minutes the san mateo county sheriff's office did confirm with us that in fact a 16-year-old girl from south san francisco was shot. she's in stable condition this morning. and it all stems from
. >> pakistan in turmoil as the supreme court orders the prime minister's rest -- are rest. >> france's mali mission. >> and has disgraced cyclist lance armstrong finally owned up to cheating? we begin in pakistan where the supreme court has ordered the arrest of the prime minister and 16 others over corruption charges. >> this came after a mass protest in the capital added to pressure by the government. >> and aid to the government has accused the military of orchestrating the protests, and the order to arrest the prime minister. this political turmoil comes just months ahead of national elections. >> instead of millions, security officials say it is more like 25,000 protesters gathered in the parliaments in islamabad. there have been isolated clashes, and there was violence as demonstrators reached the heavily fortified area around the parliament building. gunshots were heard, but it was unclear if they were from protesters or police. he is so far unknown in pakistani politics and is demanding the government step down immediately and that a caretaker government be set up to ensure that ele
. >> this is a crisis affecting nationals not just from france, but several other countries. >> the best information we have at this time is that u.s. citizens are among the hostages. i hope you will understand that in order to protect their safety i am not going to get into numbers, i am not going to get into names, i am not going to get into any further details. >> at this point we do not wish to speculate who is behind this or what may be their motive. tonight the task is to get our countrymen home safe. >> which are in close touch with the algerian government. the judge syrian government has -- military has applied to the area and the prime minister has spoken to the prime minister of algeria. we are working closely with the algerian government at all levels. >> the question now is difficult to answer -- if there is no negotiation to be had with hostage-takers, then what else? certainly a rescue mission seems virtually inconceivable. this could last for days and days and could easily end very badly. al jazeera. >> chad is to 10 -- sent 2000 soldiers to mali to fight rebels. they send ground troops
international disquiet, but its close ally, france, has defended the hard-line stance. >> hostages have died. if we needed any justification of the actions, we have taken against terrorism, we have it. the taking of terrorist hostages. >> the u.s. defense secretary declined to criticize algeria, and instead issued a warning to the militants. >> we cannot accept attacks against our citizens and our interests abroad. neither can we accept an al qaeda safe haven, anywhere in the world. >> for years, european nations have largely ignored the presence of al qaeda in north africa. at that, it seems, is about to change. >> a professor of science and international relations at the university of algiers said the final assault saved hundreds of lives. >> i think it was the least has been done by such an operation, because otherwise we would be facing a more destructive situation, whether materially or humanly. if we had complied with the terrorist demands. for example, giving them the facilities to take hostages outside of the borders, which means that algeria and the world would have faced another pr
milestone. >> the leaders of germany, france, and spain joined the agreement. commission officials say this will be the world's first financial levy at a regional level. the next step is to submit a bill specifying what transactions will be taxed at what rates. the new tax could take effect as early as next year. but leaders in britain and the netherlands oppose the levy. their countries are home to many financial institutions. >>> separately, the leaders of france and germany have pledged to cooperate as concerns persist over the eurozone economy. they're celebrating the 50th anniversary of reconciliation. the elysee treaty was signed in 1963. commemorative events were held tuesday in britain -- in berlin, that is. french and german ministers held a joint cabinet meeting in the city. german chancellor angela america 8 and french president francois hollande made a statement together in parliament to emphasize their ties. they say they're determined to boost cooperation to help europe overcome its challenges. merkel said germany and france will soon make joi proposals to deepen economic
degrees. i'll have your complete accuweather forecast coming up shortly. carolyn. >> thank you, frances. breaking news this morning. the national hockey league and its players union have reached a tentative agreement to end the lockout now more than 100 days long. according to espn, if this deal is approved, the league could still salvage a 48-game season. it would begin january 19th. league and union reps met face-to-face with the federal mediator in midtown, manhattan into the we hours this morning. they were ironing out pension and revenue issues. they were up against a friday deadline issued by the nhl commissioner that would have cancelled the season outright. once again, though, good news for sharks fans and downtown san jose businesses. the nhl and players union reached a tentative deal early this morning to end the lockout. it still has to be ratified. >>> milbrae police are investigating the shooting of a teenager near the high school. a 16-year-old girl was shot late last night. kira klapper joins us live from the scene. more details are starting to come in now. >> that's righ
look at our weather with meteorologist frances dinglasan in for lisa argen. >> good morning, everyone. here's looking out toward the bay bridge, san francisco and the low clouds in the distance. we've seen some sprinkles during the morning hours. temperatures right now in the 40s and live doppler 7hd tracking the storm over the last few hours, starting to exit the bay area, moving southeast. but during the morning hours we will still get a chance of sprinkles. looking pretty dry right now for the most part. just some cloud cover in the north bay. let's head to the east bay where we are getting light returns and light rain through parts of emeryville right now. i-5 and 580 is where we are getting some light rain. south bay we are starting to see some rain move down toward gilroy. there was some rain earlier in san jose but that's starting to clear up, as well. look for some light rain, as well, over 152. now we will start to see some breaks this afternoon, but rain is in the forecast again this week. i'll let you know when with the accuweather seven-day forecast coming up. carolyn. >>
alm infection . back to forbes on fox. leaving high tax france to fl tax rush yampt offering french actor russian citizenship since the actor is planning to leave his homeland for a tax friendly country. you say america has to learn from russia before rich people run away. >> russia threw out the tax system and put i a flat tax. revenu doubled and economy started to boom. it would be like the productive work and success . there is a lobbyist . i said many times. i don't have an allergic reaction to the flat tax especially into proposed by the god father ofhe flat tax with certain adjustments for lower income. we have a page tax code that is corrupted and perverted. >> by president obama you mean. >> no, no, no. >> yes, yes, it is more complex now. >> how do you assure me that the same corruption will not take place. if we go through a flat tax. >> we went through the ridiculous process to raise the tax rates. the tax code is bigger than than before. >> of course, it is it rich. there are many more pages as a result of this. wouldn't flat tax be better? >> yes, it would. rick, i am s
, a thousand-page report from u.s.ada on doping. stripped of the tour de france titles, losing the olympic medal from sydney in 2000, the lifetime ban. does he really think that he can compete again? >> reporter: he doesn't seem extremely hopeful. he's got this lifetime ban. many of the other riders who complied with the u.s.ada report and investigators have received much lighter sentences, but lance armstrong was at the top of the totem pole on that cycling team and according to u.s. ada reporters, he was the one who spearheaded and masterminded the doping program on his cycling team, so it stands to reason that he would be the person who suffers the biggest punishment. but there's no doubt that lance armstrong says, look, i'm a competitor and i want to keep competing. >> armstrong says that he was, quote, bummed out that he got caught. but when it comes to remorse, was he, indeed, sorry for his crimes? is there any evidence that he's sorry about what happened? >> reporter: well, i think that's the part of this interview that most people will be debating for quite some time, as they sit t
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